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Spicy Chili Verde

spicy chili verde recipe with pork

It’s spicy, it’s delicious, and it’s from Mexico. Of course my dad loved it. This dish was one of his poker-night staples.  The recipe is a bit time-consuming, but it’s so worth it.

Paul’s Guacamole

Paul's guacamole recipe

At long last, the infamous guacamole recipe! I feel like I keep saying that each recipe is one of the first my dad ever taught me, but this is another early fave. I remember camping out by the guac bowl whenever Dad would make this for parties (alongside his famous from-scratch salsas and doctored-up cheese dip).

Now it’s become one of my go-to party/barbecue recipes as well. It’s creamy, spicy, citrusy, and best of all—easy. See for yourself!

How to Roast Peppers: The Paul Method

How to roast peppers in the oven First off, let me apologize for the huge lapse of time between posts! Between a vacation, a move, and a two-week gap in my home internet coverage, things have been pretty crazy. So without further ado, let’s do this!

Sexy Spicy Thai Curry

Green thai curry

Note: It was me who named this dish, not my dad.

Oh, yum. That’s all I can think of when someone says Thai curry. This used to be one of my dad’s staple meals, and he’d always whip up some exotic Thai sides while he was at it (the best I could manage was pad thai from a box).

The first time I made this recipe on my own, it was for 80 people. And it wasn’t exactly on my own…

Tuna Mac ‘n Peas

Tuna Mac

A (slightly) grown-up version of a childhood favorite.

This is one of the first recipes my dad ever taught me to make. Of course he’d never make anything straight out of the box without a bit of doctoring up. Tuna mac ‘n peas started as a go-to after-school meal and became one of my college staples. Now it’s one of my favorite comfort foods—and a Wachowiak-family tradition.